ANDY WARHOL

KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR

Medium: Screenprint on Curtis Rag paper
Edition: "One of a small number of impressions"
Year: Circa 1977
Size: 45 x 35"
Frame: Yes
Authenticated by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
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Merce

Medium: A one color silkscreen on floral paper
Edition: of 100 plus 30 artists proofs
Year: 1974
Signed: in pencil lower left
Size: 30 x 20"
Printed by Alexander Heinrici at Chromacomp Inc., New York, New York
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vw Lemon

Medium: Screenprint on museum board
Edition: 190 plus proofs
Year: 1985
Signed: Lower right in pencil
Size: 38 x 38"
Frame: Yes
Reference: FS II.358 (this work has been authenticated by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts)
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BLACKGLAMA

Medium: Screenprint on museum board
Edition: 190 plus proofs,
Year: 1985
Signed: Lower left in pencil
Size: 38 x 38"
Frame: Yes
Reference: FS II.351
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MIGUEL BOSE

Medium: Screenprint on graphic paper (unique)
Year: 1983
Signed: Stamped on verso
Size: 18 x 36"
Frame: Yes
Reference: FS IIIB.19 (Authenticated by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts)
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RATS AND STAR

Medium: Screenprint on museum board
Year: 1983
Signed: Stamped on verso
Size: 32 x 40"
Frame: Yes
Reference: FS IIIB.21A (Authenticated by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts)
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tattoo lady holding rose 

Medium: Offset lithograph on onion skin paper
Year: Circa 1955
Size: 29 x 11"
Reference: PM 15.0351 (Authenticated by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts)
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Love Is A Pink Cake - Complete Book

Medium: Comprised of 25 offset lithographs on blue paper
Year: 1953
Size: Size: 11” x 8 5/8” enclosed in a tracing vellum cover 11” x 8 5/8”
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After the Party

Medium: Screenprint on Arches 88 paper
Year: 1979
Size: 21 1/2 × 30 1/2"
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BIOGRAPHY

American legend Andy Warhol was born Andrew Warhola in Pittsburgh in 1928, the son of Slovak immigrants. His father was a construction worker who was killed in an accident when Andy was just 13. Warhol displayed an early talent for drawing and painting. Following high school, he enrolled in Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Institute of Technology, where he studied commercial art. After graduating in 1949, Warhol moved to New York. Working as an illustrator for various magazines, such as Vogue and Harpar’s Bazaar, he soon became one of New York’s most sought after and successful illustrators. Warhol held his first one-man exhibition at New York’s Hugo Gallery in 1952.

In the 1960s, Warhol began creating the art that would ultimately make him famous and rank him among the most influential American artists of the twentieth century. He painted daily objects of mass production, such as Campbell’s Soup cans and Coke bottles, as well as silkscreen prints of famous personalities such as Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley. Warhol’s art conveyed the impact of media on the American civilization in a way that no artist had done before. In the 1960s, America was fast becoming a culture of television and consequently, of impacting, lasting images that affected people in ways print media never could. By using images from media and commercialism in his art, Warhol demonstrated the ways in which such imagery helps to construct our environment and identity.

Not only did Warhol depict mass products in his art, but he also wanted to mass produce his own works. To that end, he founded The Factory in 1962, an art studio where his employees mass produced his prints and posters. The Factory also served as a filmmaking studio, where Warhol made over 300 experimental underground films.

In July of 1968, Warhol narrowly survived an attempt on his life by Valerie Solanis. Solanis, who had worked at The Factory occasionally, shot Warhol multiple times in the chest, proclaiming upon her arrest that he “had too much control over my life.” Throughout the 1970s, Warhol continued producing art as well as expanding his entrepreneurial interests by such ventures as founding Interview magazine and opening a night club. Warhol died in February 1987 from complications of a gall bladder operation.

For more information about Andy Warhol, please click here to visit the website of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.